React is a front-end library developed by Facebook. React.js is one of the most popular Javascript libraries for building user interfaces. It allows us to create reusable UI components. It is used for handling view layer, allows developers to create large web & mobile applications that use data and are able to change without reloading the page. It provides speed, simplicity, and scalability.

React: Advantages of using React.js:

  • React.js is easy to learn and use, it comes with a good supply of documentation, tutorials and training resources.
  • React.js creates its own virtual DOM (document object model) where your components actually live which makes it extremely efficient.
  • JSX makes writing and reading the code of your own components much easier. It is also really easy to see the layout, or how components are plugged /combined with each other.
  • Another time-saving advantage of React.js is the ability to reuse code components wherever you need them.
  • React.js is an open source platform released by Facebook. It thus uses all advantages of free access – ample of applications and additional tools.
  • React Developer Tools for Chrome and Firefox, is an extension for inspecting reactive component hierarchies and component’s current state and props.
  • React.js allows for one-direction-downward-data flow work with components to ensure that child elements cannot affect parent data, thus providing a stable code.
  • One of the major benefits of React.js is it’s SEO-friendly.